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Fabiana Estrela – Director of Global Operations and Recruitment

Fabiana Estrela was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but lives in London,Ontario, Canada, since 2008. She speaks fluently Portuguese, English and Spanish, and she has some knowledge of Italian and French. She carries a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Media, post grads in Business Management with majors in Hospitality and Tourism, International Business and Human Resources Management.

Over the past 20 years, she has acquired experience in customer service, business development, key account management, media, entertainment events, marketing, market research, hospitality training and coaching, international business development and recruitment.

In 2015 she decided to tick one more box off her "bucket list" and took her first cruise ever! She took the "Behind the Fun Tour" and decided she wanted to join the cruising industry. She got hired through Cast-A-Way as a Media Manager and completed two contracts at sea.

She met her husband on board and together they "retired" from life at sea and relocated back to Canada. Fabiana's passion for the cruising industry continues as she manages and operates the South America and South Africa divisions, as well as being Cast-A-Way's Director of International Expansion.


Nicola Barton - Senior Global Placement Consultant

Born in New Zealand, and growing up in Australia, Nicola Barton began her adventure on cruise ships with Disney Cruise Line in 2001. After two contracts and being moved into a management position, she decided to expand her cruise industry knowledge by joining the Carnival Cruise Lines team. She once again became part of the management team, but after many years on ships, she felt it was time to continue her travels on land.

Nicola joined the Cast-A-Way team and after learning the business from Tracy in Canada and after two years' experience recruiting in Canada, Nicola opened Cast-A-Way Australia and New Zealand.

Nicola is now proud and excited to be back in the Canadian office heading up the recruiting division while still maintaining Cast-A-Way Australia and New Zealand.

Grace Martinez - Global Placement Consultant

Grace Martinez was born in Peru and now lives in California, USA. She speaks English, Italian and Spanish fluently. Grace has worked for the cruising industry for seven years and worked her way up to Team Head Waitress.

After she retired, she got a BA in Business Administration and Hotel Management and worked five years with a global leading Airline.

Grace is very excited to join the Cast-A-Way family in order to help others have the wonderful experience of being part of the cruising industry.

Fidela Werner

Fidela Werner is a Guyanese-American currently residing in Tallahassee, Florida and married to a Britt Musician. Her background is primarily in the Performing Arts and received her BFA degree in Theatre at Brooklyn College in New York City. They met onboard and now she transitions to her land career.

During her time in New York, she was privileged to have a fulfilling career acting, stage managing, assisting directing an Off Broadway Show and even assisting a Broadway Producer with various productions, including the Tony Award Winning Production “Once”.

In 2014 she decided that it was time to take a break from New York and through Cast-A-Way was able to secure a job as Entertainment Staff. During her time working for a reputable cruise line, she was able to work both shipboard and shoreside doing everything from recruiting for the Entertainment Department to her final post as Media Manager.

Fidela is excited to now be settled back on land but even more excited and thankful to still be apart of the cruise line industry and the Cast-A-Way family.

Cindy Segal - Executive Assistant of Operations

Cindy Segal was born in Montreal, Canada, and she was introduced to Cast-A-Way in 1998 when childhood friend Tracy Braunstein founded the agency, and she has watched it flourish ever since. After backpacking 38 countries and spending some time working on ships, Cindy is thrilled to join the Cast-A-Way family as an executive assistant to ensure client satisfaction. Cindy is excited to work alongside Fabiana, Tracy, Nicola, Stacia and the rest of the Cast-A-Way team.